This edition of The Story Girl was published as a trade paperback by Tundra Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada (Toronto), in January 2018, alongside new editions of The Golden Road, Jane of Lantern Hill, and Mistress Pat. This publisher had previously reissued paperback and hardcover editions of eight Anne books and the three Emily books in 2014.
Cover of The Story Girl, by L.M. Montgomery, published by Tundra Books (Toronto) in 2018; cover art by Elly Mackay.
Tundra Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada
Print, trade paperback, 7 3/4” x 5 1/4”, viii + 320 pp. + 5 pp.
Back Cover Copy
Sara Stanley is only fourteen, but she can weave tales that are impossible to resist. In the charming town of Carlisle, children and grown-ups alike flock from miles around to hear her spellbinding tales. And when Bev King and his younger brother Felix arrive for the summer, they, too, are captivated by the Story Girl. Whether she’s leading them on exciting misadventures or narrating timeless stories—from the scary “Tale of the Family Ghost” to the fanciful “How Kissing Was Discovered” to the bittersweet “The Blue Chest of Rachel Ward”—the Story Girl has her audience hanging on every word.
(i) This Book Belongs to [dotted line]
(ii) Also by L.M. Montgomery
The Story Girl
The Golden Road
Jane of Lantern Hill
The Anne of Green Gables Novels
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Avonlea
Anne of the Island
Anne of Windy Poplars
Anne’s House of Dreams
Anne of Ingleside
Rilla of Ingleside
The Emily Novels
Emily of New Moon
(iii) [Title Page, including epigraph]
(iv) [Copyright Page]
(vii) [Half-Title Page]
(viii) [Blank Page]
(1–320) [Chapters 1–32]
(n.pag.) [Blank Page]
(n.pag.) Rediscover the World of L.M. Montgomery [three-page ad for all fifteen Montgomery titles published up to this point by Tundra Books]
(n.pag.) [Biographical Note for L.M. Montgomery and for Elly Mackay]
Copyright © 1911 by L.M. Montgomery
The following statement appears on the copyright page of this edition: “This edition of The Story Girl is based on the version published in Toronto in 1987 by Seal Books. Some minor errors have been silently corrected.”
The epigraph is included; the dedication is omitted.
The back cover summary is taken from the 1993 reissue of the 1987 Seal Books edition, except for the last phrase, which in the original reads “hanging on her every word.”
The Story Girl (Seal Books, 1987)
The Story Girl (Bantam Books, 1989)
A copy of the first printing is in the site owner’s personal collection. Cover image courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada.